Whitby Mayor Don Mitchell stopped in at Mckinney to see what this league is all about. He is so excited that Whitby Fire is here and very proud that we choose Whitby as our home base. Mayor Mitchell cannot wait until his grand daughter is old enough to become apart of the fire in the future. Thank you Mayor Mitchell for stopping by, look forward to seeing you in the crowd!!
We are so excited to have 5 teams going to Ottawa this July for its first ever provincials. The caliber of players we have, will only show what kind of league Whitby Fire is in the OBHF. And the fact that we can send 5 full teams in our first year?? How fantastic is this??
And ofcourse we could not do this without all of the players, coaches and parent support that has been absolutely incredible through our first season.
We are going to have to ask McKinney arena to build us a trophy box!! We will bring home some metal this year and for years to come.!!
Ball hockey was started in Durham Region 35 years ago by some awesome folks, Mary and John Platt. They rented a bus of neighbourhood kids, took them to a gymnasium Simcoe Hall and here we are. Mary believed there was a place for girls to join and started a woman's league. Now we honour her drive and love for the sport with this girls league in Whitby. Mary's initials will be on every jersey, as she carries us through this journey to more Worlds for more golds. The opportunity to play a game we love, for a country who loves hockey.
Tracy Kitchen has been involved in hockey since she was 10.
Referring, playing, coaching, and doing anything else she could to get involved. After inspiring and leading the team to Gold in Slovakia, the start of a dream was born.
Get a league in place for girls so they can experience all the great rewards of hard work.
We want the girls to have a league of their own, to feel comfortable playing at their level, to be confident in their skills and to develop a love for a sport. To dream of one day getting to hear their national anthem on a international level themselves!
You will need some equipment to enjoy this sport. CSA approved helmet with face mask, gloves, black shorts knee length, SOCCER SHIN PADS with black socks and a really good pair of indoor running shoes. It can get really slippery out there. Optional is a jill and elbow pads, although they are highly recommended.
This League is girls only league. Girls of any age are welcome to play. Whitby girls is open to all calibers of player, experience or nothing at all!! We will ensure each team will have equal experienced players, for a fair playing floor for all. We are offering 4 age groups with an open option for a learn to play. The teams will be organized based on who registers. Our goal is 4 teams per age group. Learn to play will be open to ALL ages for the 2019 season to ensure every girl has an opportunity to learn the game of ball hockey.
Our league is going to be lots of fun for all who play. We offer a safe environment for all calibers to feel comfortable and confident to play. It will be encouraging, positive and exciting every week. We want your girls to want to come out every week and have fun, to tell their friends about it and help them want to come. This way we grow the sport for girls, giving more opportunity in the future.
The 2019 Season kicks off April 11 at McKinney arena in Whitby. The cost for this season is $150.00 per player. If your team does not have a regular goalie, we will provide equipment. Playing times are in the same order as the age groups. The younger ones are earlier, older ones are later. Earliest games start at 5:30pm. All teams will be based on what age groups register.
For the first season in Spring 2019, we are offering a learn to play for all ages. So if she is 3 or 4 or 12 and wants to learn how to play, awesome we have the place for her. OR... this time is used to improve the skills your daughter already has but wants to make her game better. Our learn to play will be 1 session offered 1/2 hour long at 5:00pm. This program will also run the 12 weeks to learn skills, team play and some short games towards the end of the season. This will cost $75.00 per player. They will need full equipment and to bring a t-shirt. Jerseys are not provided at this level
Ladies of all ages and calibers are welcome to be apart of The Fire!! The ladies will also start April 11, 2019. The cost for this will be $155. You can link with 4 other ladies, as long as everyone is linked together. Once you register, an email will be sent on where to e-transfer the fee. Keep spreading the word, this league is going to be fantastic, with ladies like you helping us grow the sport for the future of girls in sport.
Womens and Girls are the same weekend in Ottawa, July 5-7, 2019. Whitby Fire will be submitted teams from various divisions.
Whitby FIre has been asked to submit players for an open try out which takes place end of February 2019.
Players will be scouted at the Vancouver Nationals for the Team Canada roster.
We are looking for involvement. Do you want to coach? Ref? Time Keep? Drop us a line and we will put you on the list.
Got some ideas? We love to hear them.
222 Mckinney Drive, Whitby, Ontario L1R 3M3, Canada